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Guide to the Ellen Aumack papers, 1864-1865

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Summary

Collection consists primarily of Civil War letters to Ellen Aumack from Sergeant Young J. Powell of Company K, 2nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry Veteran Volunteers. Powell's first three letters were written from Tennessee, where he had been separated from his regiment. He wintered there and reports news about Sherman's army. Two letters then written from Goldsboro and Raleigh, N.C., after Powell had rejoined his regiment. He wrote about the ending of the Civil War, with topics including General Sherman's army, the surrender of General Johnston, and Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Following the war, Powell wrote from Washington, D.C., discussing troop movements and reviews. The collection includes one letter from Aumack to Powell, as well as his discharge certificate.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.30099
Title
Ellen Aumack papers
Date
1864-1865
Creator
Aumack, Ellen
Extent
9 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection consists primarily of Civil War letters to Ellen Aumack from Sergeant Young J. Powell of Company K, 2nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry Veteran Volunteers. Powell's first three letters were written from Tennessee, where he had been separated from his regiment. He wintered there and reports news about Sherman's army. Two letters then written from Goldsboro and Raleigh, N.C., after Powell had rejoined his regiment. He wrote about the ending of the Civil War, with topics including General Sherman's army, the surrender of General Johnston, and Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Following the war, Powell wrote from Washington, D.C., discussing troop movements and reviews. The collection includes one letter from Aumack to Powell, as well as his discharge certificate.

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Ellen Aumack Papers, 1864-1865, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Ellen Aumack papers, 1864-1865
Folder 1
 

Historical Note

Resident of Port Richmond (Wapello Co.), Iowa.


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This finding aid was derived from a MARC record using a crosswalk defined in marc2ead_section.xsl. The finding aid was generated as part of a larger project to digitize several thousand small collections housed in Section A, January 2017.